Don’t Let’s Preach Conservation

The end of the world is coming; humanity shall be punished for its sins; we need to change our ways; those that disagree are traitors. Does that sound a bit like some fundamentalist Christian sect? Well, you’re right, of course. But it also sounds a hell of a lot like most die-hard environmentalists that spear-head…

A New Novel and The Satanic Verses

    After a hiatus of nearly half a year I am finally nearing the start of another novel. My last, The Silence of All Things, was a hedonistic affair, dealing with two main characters enjoying separate holidays in Valencia, two wildly different people forced together by the machinations of time. It was a novel…

The Sack of Paris

In the year 1651, near the end of the English Civil War which saw the establishment of parliament’s authority and the English Commonwealth, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes published his great work the Leviathan. In this seminal work, comparable in statesmanship to Machiavelli’s The Prince, Hobbes introduced the concept of a safeguarding state that enables its…